9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Trek | Tanzania Hiking Safari
Experience the world-class hiking adventures only on 9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Trek in Tanzania. Conquer the great peaks of the majestic and free-standing Mount Kilimanjaro by hiking through the Rongai route.
Kilimanjaro Mountain (5895m) lies in Kilimanjaro N/Park and the Rongai route begins from the Northern part of this volcano close to Tanzania border with Kenya.
The Rongai climb takes hikers to the summits of Mt. Kilimanjaro starting from the North-eastern part of the volcano. It is located along the border between Tanzania and Kenya and it is famous for its unspoiled wilderness due to its remoteness and wild trails.
It is the only hiking route leading hikers up to the Kilimanjaro summits from the North. A hike through this route guarantees you a peaceful experience.
Brief itinerary for the 9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Trek
- Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport-Hotel
- Day 2: Transfer to Marangu gate
- Day 3: Rongai second cave
- Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Hut
- Day 5: Walk at Mawenzi Tarn Hut
- Day 6: Kibo Hut- 5 to 6 hours
- Day 7: Horombo Hut
- Day 8: Return to Marangu park gate & transfer to Moshi
- Day 9: Departure
Detailed itinerary of the 9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Trek
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport-Hotel
Meet our experienced driver guide for a warm welcome to Tanzania the heart and soul of African safari experiences. After, board a 4×4 safari vehicle ready to connect to your hotel in Moshi Town for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Transfer to Marangu gate
Leave the hotel in Moshi for registration and then connect to Rongai for briefing. After, begin your hike from Nale Moru 1950.72m/6400ft along the narrow path winding via the maize and potatoes farms then penetrate into the pine forest.
Enjoy the lush forest and also sight some wildlife such as colobus monkeys and as you continue trekking, don’t miss the remarkable view of Kenyan plans. Today, you will settle at the first campsite on Rongai route (8500ft) and this will be after 3-4 hours’ trek.
Day 3: Rongai Second cave
Enjoy breakfast, followed by ascent to the 2nd cave at 3444m and this comes with breathtaking views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.
Begin trekking through the main trail navigating across the lush moorland on the small path as you reach the rugged Mawenzi peaks. This will be 6-7 hours’ trek and the campsite is set close to Kikelelwa caves 548.64m/1800ft.
Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Hut
After breakfast, enjoy a short trek but comes with jaw-dropping views. Arrive at Mawenzi Tarn Hut, enjoy view of the surrounding area and today, you will spend about 3 to 4 hours hiking.
Day 5: Walk at Mawenzi Tarn Hut
Enjoy breakfast, after embark on 2-3 hours’ trek to explore Mawenzi area and then get back to the hut. Refreshments, overnight will be spent at Mawenzi Tarn Hut.
Day 6: Kibo Hut- 5 to 6 hours
Leave Mawenzi hut for Kibo hut 5-6 hours’ trek. The Kibo hut is set at the bottom of the Crater Wall and you retire for the night here while waiting to ascend to Horombo hut the next day.
Day 7: Horombo Hut
Start the day with breakfast, after, leave for 11-15 hours’ trek navigating via the Crater rim at Gillman’s point. Relax at this point while enjoying the beautiful sunrise over Mawenzi peak and in case you are still strong enough.
You can embark on 3 hours’ trek around Uhuru peak. Descend to Kibo hut to have some refreshments, after, continue down to Horombo hut.
Day 8: Return to Marangu park gate & transfer to Moshi
Following early breakfast, begin descending via the moorland down to Mandara hut. Proceed to the Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park at 1828.8m. Meet the driver guide here and drive to Park View Inn for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Departure
Enjoy an early breakfast, after, exit the hotel or lodge and transfer to the airport for departure or another destination. This marks the end of 9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Trek.
Read about Mount Kilimanjaro on Wikipedia.
End of safari
9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Trek Safari inclusions
- Hiking fees
- Guide services
- Park entry fees
- All activities as mentioned in your 9 days safari
- Accommodation for 8 nights, meals
- Travel in 4×4 vehicle in TZ to & from Mount Kilimanjaro
- Relevant government taxes in Tanzania
- Bottled water
9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Trek Safari exclusions
- Alcoholic drinks
- Shopping on Tanzania safari
- Extra activities outside the 9 days Mt. Kilimanjaro Rongai hike
- Telephone bills
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